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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. orchestra
  2. apotheosis
  3. antistrophe
  4. prologue
  5. exodos
  1. a this was the final scene of the play (before the epilogue) that was used to provide words of wisdom related to what happened in the play and what the outcome was
  2. b this was the "dancing space"; it was the performing area (circular shaped) and it was surrounded by the theater and in front of the skene; there was an altar to Dionysus at the center
  3. c this was a dialogue spoken by one or some of the characters giving necessary background information about the play
  4. d this was the second movement of the chorus in an ode (it was a response to the strophe)
  5. e ascension to god-like status (a part of the tragic hero cycle, although this does not always happen)

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. pursuit of excellence (a part of the tragic hero cycle)
  2. famous Greek author, most known for books in the "Oedipus Trilogy"; considered "the height" of Greek tragedy; his plays have lots of irony, and major themes of his plays include arrogance and the "wisdom of accepting fate"; made the actors the main part of his plays; even though he wrote 123 plays, only seven are still around today
  3. this person is basically a good person (not a villain or a hero) who has some tragic flaw (harmartia) that results in his downfall
  4. ruin/delusion (a part of the tragic hero cycle)
  5. known as the "inventor of tragedy"; in modern times actors are sometimes referred to as this-person's-name-ians; created the independent actor and dialogue; was a poet, playwright, and chorus leader himself; first person to create an acting troupe

5 True/False questions

  1. catharsisthe purging of negative emotion in an audience by raising emotions

          

  2. peripeteiapursuit of excellence (a part of the tragic hero cycle)

          

  3. choregoswealthy patrons who supervised and financed the plays; one of the public services required of the the wealthy; no control over which writer's play they would finance

          

  4. Corinthwealthy patrons who supervised and financed the plays; one of the public services required of the the wealthy; no control over which writer's play they would finance

          

  5. Greek actorsthe first person to use these (who were only male) was Thespis, and then Aeschylus and Sophocles used these as well; men who hadn't hit puberty would be the women in the plays